Catholic Identity

There are ever-present reminders to our students that God is part of all we do. Beyond the visible sacramentals of our faith, worship and prayer are part of every school day. Students come to know the person of Jesus Christ by learning and living their faith in action through service. Faith formation is woven into the fabric of our Catholic education.

Academics

Whether it be advancing to kindergarten or graduating from high school, each student at ECCSS is prepared. Our students are able to read, write, calculate, think critically and work as a team. At every grade level, our students are equipped for what lies ahead due to a committed, diverse and passionate group of faculty and staff members that hold various degrees and certifications. The solid foundation provided in our schools ready students for their next steps.

Student Life

Students at the Elk County Catholic School System are presented with many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. The Crusader sports program is one of the strongest and most respected in the area. Many extracurricular activities are available to students to further develop different aspects of their personalities.

Creative Programs

Our school system offers many opportunities for students to develop their artistic sides. We boast excellent music, art, and drama programs, and our instructors in all three departments are well-versed in their respective areas of expertise. ECCSS also hosts a number of summer camps that are geared toward those students who are drawn to the arts.

School Closing Updates

UPDATE:

ECCSS School Board voted on their Return to Play plan on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.  In this plan parents of athletes and coaching staff will be required to review and sign a Participation Waiver and Coach & Staff waiver prior to the first session that the athlete attends.  Return to Play plan will be effective beginning Monday, July 6, 2020.  Parents can return their signed waiver to their child’s coach or to Aaron Straub by email to: strauba@eccss.org.  Questions please contact ECCSS Athletic Director, Aaron Straub at 814-834-7800 x 207.

For the Return to Play pdf please click here.

 

K-12 schools in Pennsylvania can open for in-person learning on July 1.

June 10, 2020-The Wolf Administration today issued preliminary guidance for high school and recreational sports teams to resume voluntary workouts and other in-person activities in the state’s yellow and green phases.

Public and private K-12 schools under the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PISAA) in the yellow and green phase can resume voluntary sports-related workouts. Schools must first develop an athletic health and safety plan in alignment with the Department of Education’s Preliminary Guidance for Phased Reopening of Schools guidance, that is approved by the local board of directors and posted on the school’s website.

Gatherings of all participants, including players, athletic staff, officials and spectators are limited to 25 in the yellow phase and 250, or 50 percent capacity, in the green phase, as outlined in the Process to Reopen Pennsylvania.

League and team staff must review CDC guidance for youth sports. Coaches and other adult personnel should wear face coverings and screen athletes for symptoms before practices and games. All participants must follow safe hygiene and social distancing practices, avoid unnecessary physical contact, and clean and disinfect equipment and facilities. Teams are encouraged to stagger drop-off and pick-up times at outdoor locations and designate entrances and exits to facilities.

Parents and other spectators should practice social distancing, wear face coverings and not enter the field or bench areas. Parents should monitor children for COVID-19 symptoms and evaluate children at higher risk for severe illnesses.

 

 

ECCHS Graduation Ceremony 7/26/2020!!

ECCHS Graduation Ceremony 7/26/2020!!

ECCHS graduation ceremony scheduled for Sunday, July 26th at Queen of the World Church. As the opening process for schools and churches begin, we are planning to proceed with the high school baccalaureate mass and graduation on Sunday, July 26, 2020. The mass will...

Clothing orders are in!

Clothing orders are in!

  Clothing orders are in! Pickup available at SMCES Monday-Friday from 8:30-12:30. If you are unable to pickup between those times please call the school office @ 814-834-4169 to schedule other pickup arrangements.

ECCHS seeking coaches!

ECCHS seeking coaches!

Elk County Catholic High School is looking for a head coach for girls soccer and girls tennis for the 2020 fall season. Please contact Aaron Straub @ 814-834-7800 x 207 or email strauba@eccss.org.

Join the PTO!

Join the PTO!

  SMCES, SMCMS, & ECCHS is accepting PTO members for the 2020/2021 School Year. The PTO assists with fundraising to aid in student activities throughout the school year along with general operating cost of the school. Join our team of dedicated parents and...

ECCSS PTO’s Velveeta concert is rescheduled for 8/8/2020!

ECCSS PTO’s Velveeta concert is rescheduled for 8/8/2020!

Join us on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Wildwoods Bar & Grill in St. Marys for the best 80s band around – Velveeta! The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. Some important information regarding this event: Ticket price is $25/ticket.  Only...

Congratulations to our future Crusaders!

Congratulations to our future Crusaders!

  Congratulations to the 8th grade classes at Saint Marys Catholic Middle School and Saint Leo's Catholic School on your matriculation! We look forward to seeing you in August at ECCHS!!

St. Leo’s 8th Grade Promotion

St. Leo’s 8th Grade Promotion

  Mass of Thanksgiving with St. Leo's Eighth Grade Promotion will be held today Wednesday, June 3rd at 6 pm at St. Leo Church. Students and parents should arrive together 20 minutes before graduation. Please reference the email regarding the dress code for the...

SMCES Virtual Tour!

SMCES Virtual Tour!

  Join us Tuesday, June 9th at 5 pm for a virtual tour at Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School with Principal, Deb Slay!  Visit: https://www.facebook.com/elkcountycatholicss/live/

St. Leo School Uniform Exchange

St. Leo School Uniform Exchange

St. Leo School Uniform Exchange: When: Sunday, July 12, 2020 Where: St. Leo Church Social Hall Time: After 10 am mass until 3 pm Contact: Amy Piccirillo @ 814-772-1094 for information or to help   -find new or gently used uniforms -be prepared to wear a mask pending...

Uniform Exchange

Uniform Exchange

The ECCSS uniform exchange for SMCES, SMCMS, & ECCHS will be held Tuesday, June 9th from 8:30-11:30 and 5:30-7:30 pm in the Saint Marys Catholic Elementary School Cafeteria. This is a great way to get some free, gently-used uniforms without having to exchange...

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER!

SCHOOLS OUT FOR SUMMER!

From all of us at ECCSS would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer! Thank you for your patience and perseverance these last several months and we look forward to seeing everyone in August! The school offices will start their summer hours on Monday from...

Last day to order SMCMS & ECCHS Yearbooks!

Last day to order SMCMS & ECCHS Yearbooks!

Reminder today is the last day to order your SMCMS or ECCHS 2019/2020 yearbook! ECCHS yearbook orders please visit: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1043708/Elk-County-Catholic-High-School/ SMCMS yearbook orders please visit: https://www.eccss.org/store...

Summer SCRIP Update

Summer SCRIP Update

SCRIP NEWS What a year this has been..... we made it through!!!! SUNDAY , May 31 @ 11:59 pm is also the FINAL Deadline for credits toward upcoming school year tuition.... Get your online orders placed!!  Delivery is June 18. We are going to have 1 scrip order/ hours...

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